Schwarzman Scholars is a highly-selective, fully-funded scholarship program, based at the distinguished Tsinghua University in Beijing.The program was designed to ensure that the next generation of business, political and civil society leaders around the world can effectively serve as bridges between China and the rest of the world. We aim to achieve this by (1) recruiting promising young leaders from around the world; (2) educating them about China’s global role via a one-year Master’s in global affairs at Tsinghua; and (3) linking them to senior mentors in their field in China and to their peers among China’s rising young leaders.
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The program is open to candidates between the ages of 18 and 28 years old, regardless of nationality, who are proficient in English and have obtained an undergraduate degree or its equivalent.
Mandarin skills are not required for admission.
Whether in politics, business, sciences, or the arts, successful applicants are young people who have already begun to demonstrate the ability to lead, produce results in their fields, and a commitment to building understanding among people with differing perspectives.
The application is now open, and will close on 26 September 2019, at 11:59PM.
To learn more about the program and the requirements, visit the Schwarzman Scholars website.
Applications are evaluated by a distinguished team of readers from around the world, and each year more than 400 candidates are invited to an in-person interview in Beijing, Bangkok, London, or New York. Selected candidates will be notified by mid-November 2019.